By Ambili S | Galatta | 02:00 PM
"We received a copy of the legal notice sent to us through the law firm you engaged. If what you're saying now is correct, please consider this a whole-hearted apology for implying that your pro-jallikattu comments might be related to the planned release of your upcoming film, S3 (now called C3)," PETA India CEO Poorva Joshipura said in her apology note.
She further added, "We know you are the founder of the Agaram Foundation and someone who helps vulnerable children, who like vulnerable animals, need protection from harm, and so we found it impossible to believe you would sincerely advocate jallikkattu, a cruel spectacle linked to both human and bull suffering and deaths- including especially the deaths of youths like the 13-year-old boy who was gored to death in Dindigul- and thought you must have what we would consider a more acceptable intention, movie publicity.We support the promotion of a good film but not the promotion of cruelty to any living being, or spectacles that put animals or humans in harm's way and thought you would feel the same way."
She also shared a video link, which shows animal cruelty during Jallikattu, and added, "In Singam film, you are a honest, dutiful police officer. I hope the role of this character could help you appreciate why it is so important for us to ensure the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 is honoured and upheld."